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Types Of Hip Hop Jewelry
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Types Of Hip Hop Jewelry

Hip hop jewelry has become popular and fashionable during the last three decades thanks to the interest evinced in this type of jewelry by the rappers who attained phenomenal success in the eighties. Their preference for hip hop jewelry with innovative designs and their using this as a symbol of success has created immense popularity for this kind of jewelry which all along was considered to be in the domain of the rich and the noble because of the high cost associated with them resulting from their innovative and consequently expensive designs. The uptrend in the prices of conventional precious metals like gold, diamond and platinum also had a role in making this unconventional kind of jewelry popular among the common people.

Old school hip hop jewelry has given way to custom designed and cheap products. This type of jewelry comes in various forms. It will be interesting to know some of the most popular types.

Hip Hop Pendants

A pendant is the central piece of jewelry. We often hear about golden, silver, diamond and platinum pendants. The pendant is set to touch the center of your body. No other jewelry gives a person a more enchanting look than the pendant which by its beautiful oscillations and glittering speaks volumes about the beauty of the person wearing it. Hip hop pendants are made using a base metal and then given a silver or golden coating using a process called electroplating. The edges can also be laced with precious gems. A hip hop pendant with a nice finish on a heavy base can look like a genuine golden or diamond pendant.

Hip Hop Chains

Chains have intricate designs carried out using intensive and high skilled labor. Hip hop chains have box like designs. The uniqueness of these is that every box link will have a different design. When all these links are joined, the interlinked chain will look longer than a traditional chain. These chains can also have stones set in them and some of these designs attract men as well! The chains are made from heavy metals with gold or silver electroplating to give them a bright, polished, shining and stunning look.

Hip Hop Grillz

Gold grillzs were popularized by the rappers in the eighties and have now become a major part of several hip hop jewelry collections. While traditionally grillz were made of gold or diamond using specially designed molds making the process both expensive and time consuming, hip hop grillz are made by an easier process to cost less and to take less time to make. Like the hip hop pendants and the chains, the grills are also made using a heavy metal base with a coating of precious metal over it using the process of electroplating.

Hip Hop Watches

A hip hop jewelry collection will not be complete without a watch. Hip hop watches are generally covered with diamonds but other styles like leather bands, iced out watches, silicone bands etc. are also catching up.


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